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Igal_n_Cindy
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Jul 17, 5:53pm - #225714 
What are the best bang for your buck mods?

I'm just wondering, what are some of the best and cheapest Performance enhancing mods that can be done to a CELICA GT 2004 WITH AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION?

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Virgilson
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Jul 17, 5:56pm - #225715 
umm Ground Wire Kit from www.teamcelica.com $30 bucks
New spark plugs
Honda s2000 antenna
Intake

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Speed4TheNeed
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Jul 17, 6:05pm - #225716 
power mods:

nitrous: most horsepower per dollar. about $300 for 40+ horsies
Intake: $150 for about 3 horsies (average)
exhaust: $400 for about 4-5 horsies (average)
turbo: $4000 for about 40+ horsies
supercharger: $5000 for about 40 horsies
ground wires: $50 for MAYBE 1 horsy
header: $400 for about 10 horsies

keep in mind these are not exact figures obviously because they are not exact parts..these are just averages thumbsup

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grcelica
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Jul 17, 6:23pm - #225717 
Nitrous--$300? Really? Where can I find that!! I always thought it was a lot more!

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Larry_GTS
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Jul 17, 6:36pm - #225718 
you have an auto smile just get nitrous

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v3n0m
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Jul 17, 6:39pm - #225719 
sway bars

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TimO
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Jul 17, 6:40pm - #225720 
I dont like nos. but i say header, Intake, exaust, grounding kit, and pullys.

hey where about in jersey are you from? Im right next to flemington if you know where that is! wave

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Jul 17, 7:52pm - #225721 
Originally Posted by grcelica
Nitrous--$300? Really? Where can I find that!! I always thought it was a lot more!


allow me to correct myself--i was off as far as purchasing a complete kit is oncerned..it will usually be at least twice that # for a complete kit

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Larry_GTS
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Jul 17, 7:54pm - #225722 
get it wholesale smile all my buddies payed 300 for their setups, but they are all from H-town, and have connections I guess..
But yea I think somone was selling a DPI for 800 on this site I don't remember who it was.

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corruptor
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Jul 17, 8:52pm - #225723 
Work on your suspension. Handling = Performance... smile

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QTRMLR_1
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Jul 17, 8:53pm - #225724 
Supra motor swap...those run fast as autos, faster than stick. I'm not kidding.


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Jul 17, 8:54pm - #225725 
oh yeah, and then sell your new GT motor.


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Jul 17, 8:58pm - #225726 
thumbsup


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Rocketman
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Jul 17, 9:39pm - #225727 
Jet engine. Yeah, like 1,000,000 but damn talk about a bang. thumbsup

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Jul 17, 9:56pm - #225728 
^^ has anyone seen the monster garage celica? smile

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Jul 17, 10:06pm - #225729 
touched it in person, was at the autorama here in sacramento, CA... they had to extend the car about 1/2 times to fit the engine, then even then it melted half the back bumper, sweet though

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Jul 17, 10:21pm - #225730 
any links for the MG Celica?

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Jul 17, 10:21pm - #225731 
Sways thumbsup thumbsup

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Jul 17, 11:14pm - #225732 
CO2 is cheaper than nitrous oxide. You can get this system which uses CO2 to chill your Intake air, even colder than a Cold Air Intake, creating more hp. Don't run both the CO2 system and NO2 as you'll probably run very lean. No one to my knowledge on this site has tried this CO2 system, so you might need a fuel computer like SAFC-II to compensate for the much colder air. Other than that, you should be ok.

http://www.subarustore.com/deicry02taan.html

The easiest mod to install and one which you will definitely feel a dramatic difference is 15" lightweight rims weighing about 9-12 lbs. I'm guessing you have the stock 22 lb rims on right now, so you'll like this upgrade. Rota subzeros cost around $500 for 4, and the best: Volk TE-37 or SSR Competitions will cost around $1200 but weigh around 10 and 9 lbs respectively.


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Jul 17, 11:16pm - #225733 
you'll have to buy an aftermarket Intake to use with the above CO2 system btw. A Short Ram Intake will be fine since it will be getting cold air from the system.


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fusi0n
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Jul 17, 11:17pm - #225734 
Originally Posted by v3n0m
sway bars

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Jul 18, 1:12am - #225735 
Originally Posted by fusi0n
Originally Posted by v3n0m
sway bars



agreed... work on your suspension before anything else...

i wish someone woulda told me that...

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Jul 18, 12:25pm - #225736 
^^ the stock mcpherson struts & springs are decent...with only adding the basic power mods these will serve you well unless you autox your car or do autox-style racing thumbsup

of course, most people buy aftermarket (stiffer) lowering springs more for the look than the handling...although lowering your center of gravity helps a ton when cornering thumbsup

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Jul 18, 5:13pm - #225737 
Manual conversion - about $300, right?

thats a start

Sway bars, lower it.

Remove some weight from the car. Less it weighs, faster it will go. Don't use back seat, pull it out. Swap Hood for Carbon Fiber. Change headers. New pulleys. wink


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